Mari Pedersdatter

about 1717–
Ringsaker, Hedmark, Norway

The Life of Mari

When Mari Pedersdatter was born about 1717, in Ringsaker, Hedmark, Norway, her father, Peder Knudsen, was 31 and her mother, Eli Olsen, was 43.

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Peder Knudsen
Eli Olsen
Anne Pedersdatter
Knud Pedersen
Mari Pedersdatter
Ole Pedersen

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World Events (3)

1736 · Confirmation & education

Age 19

Law of 1736 legally established Confirmation in the Lutheran Church which led to organized education for all children. These became important records which the Pastor kept.
1739 · Universal schooling

Age 22

First school law to begin universal schooling in Norway. They taught the subjects of Christianity, reading, writing, arithmetic. Compulsory schooling from the age of seven and at least until ten to twelve years old.
1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

Age 84

It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.

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